What are the differences between a Modular and a Manufactured home?

It is an obvious to understand the types of houses available in the market before buying and finalizing the selection by an individual. There are certain restrictions that one should abide by in order to either buy or construct a house over a land. So it is of sheer importance to understand clearly the features and the provisions of each type of the housings.


The modular homes are constructed by sections within the premise of a factory. The units are manufactured by maintaining a proper design and architecture. These houses are built so as to conform all the states including the local or regional. Whereas the manufactured homes conform to the HUD code rather than conforming to the codes at the destinations.


The sections of the modular architecture are separately manufactured and assembled together within the factory premises by the modular home builders. The sections after the completion are transported to the respective site using the truck beds and then accumulated and joined together by the respective builders. On the other hand the manufactured homes are constructed upon a steel chassis that is completely non removable. The manufactured houses are transported to the desired site with the help of the wheels that are provided beneath it to ensure the mobility.

The local builders who expertise in the building forms of the modular houses exercise and focus upon the assembling within the factory in order to ensure the strength and mechanism of the structure whereas the manufacturers of the manufactured housing are responsible to carry out the joining of the parts and the multi sections at the desired destination.


Modular homes are sometimes expensive depending upon the design and the architecture. The manufactured ready to live in houses are a bit less expensive than the modular ones. The Prefabricated or the prefab houses are manufactured prior off-site. The construction of such prefab homes generally requires very less labor and is popularly sold by the leading manufactures as mobile houses. The mobility being the essential benefit of such houses many people prefer to buy a concept like these and live in the exquisite interiors pre built by the manufacturers.

The manufactured or the modular houses are often not permissible within the premises of certain communities. So it is obviously required to make sure whether a concept like this is entertained in a particular location before indulging in any kind of selection between a modular or a manufactured house.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 12th, 2010


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